October 2011 Archives
NEIGHBOURS who have complained of 'selfish parkers' clogging up their Northwood street are still waiting for a solution 10 months after turning to Hillingdon Council for help.
Residents of Dormans Close were at their wits end when they spoke to the Gazette about the problems in March this year.
They claimed parents picking up and dropping off students from Northwood College in nearby Maxwell Road were causing chaos by clogging up the street and some were becoming verbally abusive when challenged.
IS it a cyclist? Is it a pedestrian? No, it's a horse waiting patiently for its turn to cross at the new Pegasus crossing in Northwood.
The specially-adapted crossing makes it easier for horse and rider to cross over Ducks Hill Road on their way from Ruislip woods to a nearby bridleway.
It is a result of a campaign by the Hillingdon Equestrian Society, some of whose members are pictured testing out the crossing.
A PLANNED revamp of Northwood Hills could be bigger and better than expected.
Hillingdon Council has already set aside £400,000 to improve the town centre at the request of residents.
Now a bid has been made to the Greater London Authority's (GLA) Outer London Boroughs Fund for money which would take the project even further.
A CAT owner whose beloved tabby was shot with an airgun fears the attacker will strike again.
Three-year-old Toby was shot from above as he strolled in gardens near his home in Hilliard Road, Northwood.
The lead pellet became lodged behind his knee cap and the moggy had to have an operation to remove it. Owner Justin Darbon said it was lucky Toby was not killed.
A TEAM from Hillingdon council will investigate whether it needs to install traffic calming measures in three roads, following petitions from residents. Neighbours from High Street and Church Road, as well as Townsend Way, have asked the council to take the steps after noticing cars speeding near their homes.
They gathered at Hillingdon Civic centre last week (Weds) to voice their concerns to cabinet member for transportation Councillor Keith Burrows.
The meeting heard that speeding traffic in High Street, Northwood and nearby Church Road, is making residents lives a misery.
A FORMER bus driver recovering from brain surgery is furious that he was barred from travelling on the route he used to work because his daughter had her bicycle with her.
Richard Taylor, who had an operation to remove a tumour in August and now has to use a walking stick,went to catch the H13 from Northwood Way, Northwood Hills, on Wednesday last week with his daughter Rianna, aged seven.
The bus driver opened the doors, saw the bike and waved the pair away before driving off.
42 THE AVENUE - amendment, to extend the garage.
162 HALLOWELL ROAD - Conversion of ex-wardens house into two self-contained one-bedroom flats to be incorporated into neighbouring Sheltered Housing Scheme.
CAMPAIGNERS who pledged to fight for the future of a Northwood Hills doctor's surgery have been dealt a bitter blow after it was revealed it will be closed by the end of this month.
More than 10,000 patients at the Mountwood surgery branch in Northwood Health Centre in Neal Close, Acre Way, will be affected by the closure.
They will be transferred to the surgery's other branch, at Mount Vernon Hospital, Rickmansworth Road, Northwood.